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I had a really good talk with my mom on the phone the other day. It was one of those conversations that I know I’ll remember. She said so many positive things to me that I have needed to hear for a long time. She filled me with life, and I can’t tell you what that did to me. In our conversation, she said something that really struck a chord with me on being intentional with our time. It may seem simple to some of you, but it had a major impact on me. Being a mother of three young children/babies is tough. Since having Weston, most days I’ve worn sweat pants and haven’t even bothered putting on make-up. That is a big deal for someone who loves fashion and enjoys being put together. I haven’t felt like myself.
If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you know how much I adore Minted. I rely on them every year for our holiday cards and wouldn’t buy them anywhere else! They are so beautiful and wonderful quality. I am never disappointed. They have so many holiday cards and decor to choose from, so I am making it easy on you and have pulled out my absolute favorites!
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Happy hump day, friends! We are half way through the week and I could not be more excited about that. Over the weekend, my entire family caught a stomach virus that has been a tough one to get over, but we are on the mend and looking forward to the weekend! Also, this lovely unique watch came in the mail this week which made me all kids of happy! Who doesn’t love a new little slice of heaven when they are feeling sick!?
It’s official! As of Monday, I said goodbye to my twenty-seventh year and hello to twenty-eight! If you know me, or have read my blog for a while, you know how big of a number person I am. I was born on 8-8-88, was 18in. long and weighed 5lbs. and 8 oz. (which is 88 ounces). I bet you can’t guess my lucky number! So, I’m obviously really excited to be 28! I’m not a huge fan of odd numbers and my 27th year was a little crazy. This next year, we will be welcoming a new baby boy and moving into our new home where we will share so many new memories with our growing family. I am beyond excited to see what all this year will bring. We have already been so blessed and I can’t imagine what’s in store for our future! Today, I wanted to celebrate by sharing one of my favorite maternity (and non-maternity) shops – PinkBlush! They have been a favorite of mine since my first pregnancy and continue to wow me with their maternity options. If you read to the end, there might even be a PinkBlush giveaway or something! 😉
This week is going to be very exciting and busy for our family! Ryan has a big week with work related things, we are having Sophie’s 1 year photos taken (pinch me) along with some family shots, and lots of other fun things. In the midst of our busy, there are a few things I have to get done this week. Sometimes, I get so caught up in life’s little tasks that I don’t focus enough on what really matters. Last week was one of those weeks. I’m embarrassed to say that Hamp asked me to take him to the park nearly every day last week and I didn’t take him. I am determined to take him this week at some point!
Weekly Goals and To-Dos:
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Happy Monday everyone! We had a fun and busy weekend, but today it is back on the grind! I can’t wait to tell you all about the little brunch I hosted for my best friend this weekend as well as the much needed friend time I got. We played outside a lot and I even went jogging for the fist time in a couple of weeks which felt awesome at the time, but I am suffering for that time off today. Ouch. So, in the spirit of Mondays, I am filling you in on the perks of this glorious day and if you stay until the end, there might even be a little something something for you! Okay, there definitely is a little something something for you!
Do you remember your first pair of shoes? I still have mine. They are little ballet flats with lavender flowers on the toes. When it came to choosing my daughter’s first pair, I knew hands down where to buy them. Freshly Picked has been a favorite brand of mine for a long time. I bought my daughter’s crib moccasins from there as her first pair of shoes and she wore them all the time. My heart broke when she outgrew them, but I was super excited to pick out a new pair for her.
These moccs are so adorable and so soft. They are perfect for a little baby or toddler’s growing feet. I picked “Merci” for SR’s new shoes because they are gold and sparkly and perfect for the holiday season. She loves them and wears them almost every day. She is definitely her mother’s child. SR is growing and changing so much. She is scooting and rolling all over the place and has been getting up on her knees and rocking back and forth for about two weeks now. I feel like she is going to crawl any day. I honestly don’t know that I am ready to be chasing 2 mobile kids around, but I am excited at the same time.
SR not only got a new pair of shoes last week, she also got her first tooth…and her second. The first one popped through on Thursday and by Sunday I could feel the second one. I can’t get over how fast her first year is flying by. I would love for it to slow down a hot minute. While we are experiencing a lot of “firsts” we are trying to soak up every moment with her.
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As a mother, germs are are like cumulonimbus clouds hanging over my children’s heads at all times. Especially during cold and flu season. I try to keep our house as clean as possible, but when we go grocery shopping, to the zoo or a friend’s house, there is only so much I can do about the pesky germs.
Both of my babies take/took pacifiers. We are currently in the process of breaking Hampton from his, but Sophie-Rae is following in her brother’s footsteps as far as paci dependence goes. It serves as her security blanket. I am extremely thankful for pacifiers, but there is nothing worse than when that paci hits the floor of a supermarket, or even worse – a gas station floor. Paci clips are a must for my kids. I definitely learned the hard way.
A couple of weeks ago at church, I sat down next to Lorri. I had just recently learned from a friend that she is the genius behind Pacidoodle®! If you haven’t heard of Pacidoodles® yet, you need to stop what you are doing and click on over. These personalized pacifiers are the cutest! You can choose from a variety of colors and styles. Hampton had some of them and now Sophie-Rae does, too! They are great quality because the name doesn’t rub off. Look at how Hampton’s has held up over nearly two years of dishwashing cycles and everyday wear and tear!
Lorri created the Paci Clip and Keep and was telling me that she had just finished the process of getting it U.S. patent protected! After she described it to me, I knew I had to try it for Sophie! The Paci Clip and Keep is not only a paci clip, it holds the pacifier or Pacidoodle® in the Keep which is made of antimicrobial technology that doesn’t allow bacteria to grow. It is the only paci clip out there with this kind of technology. Sophie is constantly spitting her paci out everywhere. After using the Paci Clip and Keep for the last week now, I can honestly say it is wonderful and I don’t know what I ever did without it! Not only is it adorable, it keeps her Pacidoodle® and other pacifiers perfectly clean. I admire that the product name comes from Psalm 139. It has a beautiful meaning and I love supporting Christian based businesses.
I got Hampton’s Pacidoodles® at my baby shower and it was one of my favorite gifts. I had not seen a personalized paci like this before and they have held up so well. The Paci Clip and Keep has given me such a peace of mind and it is incredibly easy to clip it to Sophie-Rae whenever we leave the house. She loves it, too! She grabs it and cuddles with her little Keep all the time. It is precious. My favorite part about this is that it not only fit Pacidoodles®, but also our other pacifiers. It is so convenient and I don’t ever have to worry about her Pacidoodles® falling on the floor. These would make an awesome baby gift as well. I remember how excited I was when I received Hampton’s!
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